SRINAGAR — Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has produced a charge-sheet against five persons including Executive Engineer R&B Division Pulwama for fraudulently preparing a fictitious family pension case in which daughter-in-law was shown as the wife of a deceased man.
An official of the Crime Branch Kashmir said that the charge-sheet in the case (FIR No. 09/2017) under Section 420, 468, 471, 120-B-RPC was submitted before Court of Special Mobile Magistrate, Pulwama against accused persons – Mst Fazi Begum, Abdul Rashid Laway, both residents of Lurgam Tral, Ali Mohd Wani, the then Executive Engineer R&B Division Pulwama of Government Housing Colony Bemina Srinagar, Harbajan Singh, the then Junior Assistant of Baygund Tral and Ayaz Mushtaq Bhat, the then Assistant Accounts Officer R&B Division Pulwama of Simnaniya Colony Karewa Kulgam.
The case was registered based on a complaint, alleging that one Abdul Rashid Laway, Employee of R&B Division Pulwama, has fraudulently prepared a fictitious family pension case of his father in favour of his wife in place of actual claimant.
During the course of the enquiry, the CBK said it was revealed that the accused persons in furtherance of criminal conspiracy with the concerned officials of R&B Division Pulwama resorted to falsification of documents and processed a family pension case in favour of daughter-in-law of the deceased i.e. wife of accused and reflected Mst Fazi Begum as wife of Abdul Rahim Laway (deceased), when the fact is that the said Mst Fazi Begum was her daughter-in-law.
On the basis of false documents, the CBK said the family pension was settled by the competent authority and a huge amount was found to have been received as pension by the wife of accused, as the actual claimant i.e. Mst. Janna wife of deceased employee had expired before the death of Abdul Rahim Laway.
Subsequently, the act of omission and commission on the part of accused persons prima facie disclosed the commission of offence punishable U/S 420, 468, 471 RPC and accordingly the instant case was registered at Police Station Crime Branch Kashmir and investigation set into motion, the CBK said.
“During the course of investigation, it has been established that the accused persons in criminal conspiracy with each other prepared illegal pension case by preparing fake pension book, descriptive Roll Certificate and Life Certificate in favour of Mst. Fazi Begum, which caused loss of Rs. 9.5 lacs to the state exchequer,” it said.